Shahs of Sunset – Let’s Pretend we can All be Friends (well except for Lilly) by NMD
Previously on Shahs of Sunset, Asa threw a party for her diamond water launch and her castmates used it as an excuse to fight. GG thought her fight with MJ would get the most camera time, but Mike showing up drunk and angry stole the show. Maybe the camera crew was also drunk, because it looks like they had a sleepover at Mikes’ place. They are up and filming when Jessica and Mike wake up. Jessica calmly explains to Mike some of what happened the night before – and how she pretty much had to drag him out of the party. He has the good sense to seem embarrassed – and shockingly doesn’t try to blame anyone else for his behavior. He explains that he both loves and hates Reza, and would love to make up – – – at some point.
Asa – who was GG’s arch enemy last season, is her bestie this season. She’s asked GG and MJ over to her house to make up. What follows us probably the tensest lunch evah – but they grit their teeth and pretend that they don’t hate each other. Asa suggest they both go to Turkey with her – and they say they are in.
Next MJ has decided to get Mike and Reza together. She drops by Mike’s office and lets him know that business is booming. He pretends to look busy. Both of them are faking it until they make it. After some inane small talk, Mike agrees to an outing at the race track with the whole gang – well except for Lilly. Cut to a parallel scene with Asa and Reza doing yoga, and he agrees to go on this outing and try to make up with Mike.
Hey – Lilly is still on this show. She’s filming with an assistant. They go through her closet to find to find some shoes to donate. Apparently her shoes have boogers – whatever that means. Riveting scene. She tells her assistant that Asa invited her to Turkey, but she doesn’t want to go and be around MJ. Because no one else will film with Lilly, Asa invites her over to her apartment for a cooking lesson. Lilly of course doesn’t know how to cook even though she pretended to know how to eat during one episode. Asa makes her put her hands in a bowl of raw chicken and other stuff. Her finger nails are about a mile long, and she’s grossed out. Asa explains why she wants to go to Turkey and not Iran. Lilly tries to explain to her that Iran is safe – basically proving that Lilly is a fool and has no idea what fleeing Iran as a political refugee means. The world according to Lilly is all lollipops and puppies.
Mike is fully over his fight, and knows the way back into Reza’s heart is by buying him something expensive, so he gets some champagne. Meanwhile MJ isn’t sure if she can go on their outing to the racetracks because she can’t find an outfit to wear. She settles on a frumpy sundress and tells the viewers she feels fat and GG looks chic. To make herself feel better, she decides to drink – which is great because Mike has the bottle of champagne. It’s 9 am. That’s a great idea, because once they get a little drink in them they start begin mean to each other. Mike tries to apologize, and explains that he doesn’t want hatred in his heart. That sets Reza off a little. Then MJ jumps in and is mad at Mike. Then GG jumps in. Meanwhile Asa is feeling sick so they stop. Then it happens – when they’re in Starbucks Mike tells MJ that she can’t have a buttery chocolate croissant. She accuses him of calling her fat and starts to sulk, and whine, and be even meaner than she was before. She retaliates by asking him how many properties he’s sold with Reza. This is the longest limo drive ever.
At the racetrack, Reza tells us that Persians like to sit in a private box with appetizers and drinks and away from the common folk. News flash – I’m not Persian but if someone offered me a seat in a box at a sporting event, I’d love it. I am so sick of his stupid stereotypes. It actually makes me a little angry that Mike is apologizing to him. I get that Mike doesn’t want to be seen as an angry, drunk, jerk – but this sucking up to Reza has to stop. They all get along well for a few hours when the owner of the box is around and his friend is flirting with MJ.
The second the other men leave leave, MJ tears into Mike – accusing him of calling her fat. She’s sloppy drunk and starts to throw insults at him. Asa tries to calm them down, and Mike and Reza pick this moment to go deep into their issues – meanwhile MJ is trying to stir things up. Eventually the men have to go into the hallway to kiss and make up. Peace lasts for a good two minutes until MJ starts mumbling crap and GG tears into her. MJ is sleepy drunk and just slurs her words and sways, while GG is all worked up and doing the finger wagging, popping moves. Reza drags MJ out, leaving the other three to analyze what the heck is wrong with MJ. They decide she’s all kinds of messup from her childhood, but the funniest part is GG telling Asa that she changed her behavior just to hang around the group as she’s yelling and screaming about MJ (and her sister – who she says stabs her in the back all the time.) Yup – GG sure has changed – she’s just peace and happiness now. I think there should be a show with GG, Stassi, Brandi, Marlo, and Joanna. Last lady standing. I’d take odds on GG.
I’m not sure if I’ll be able to keep watching – although I’m hoping the trip to Turkey will at least have some interesting footage.